Lightly Esteeming the Rock of Our Salvation

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

Here, tucked into what is often called, "The Song of Moses," is a warning to Jeshurun (a symbolic name for Israel that is used 4 times in the Scriptures, which means "upright one") that must be heeded to today.

They had a problem in that they began to "lightly esteem" God. "Lightly esteem" means "to wilt, fall away." This same problem often plagues many Christians today if they are not careful. This happens when we start to:

  1. Become FAT - Waxen fat - Unfortunately, many a child of God has become lazy in the blessings of God. How do I know this? Because I have seen many church pews filled in times of heartache and sorrow, to only be empty once again when God blesses and things are going well.
  2. FIGHT - kicked - When the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart to move you into a certain direction, it is our responsibility to follow that leading. When we don't we are like Paul, before his conversion, who was trying to "kick against the pricks." Many Christians may be on their way to heaven, but they are going to go kicking and screaming!
  3. FORSAKE - forsook God - To forsake something implies that a choice is made. The problem today is that so many are making this choice without ever realizing it. They seek the world, and in turn forsake God.

While the world continues to fall away further and further from the Lord, let us resolve to grow closer and closer everyday. Remember, when there feels like there is a distance in our relationship with God, it is not God that has moved! We can be as close to God as we want.

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